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It began more than 60 years ago with a single package of textile, wrapped for shipping in brown paper on the dining room table of the Fitzpatrick family's home. Now Country Curtains, the first mail order curtain company established in the United … more
As fire investigators continue to sift through the wreckage following Sunday's fire that ripped through the White Terrace apartment complex off North Street in Pittsfield, and as the 24 displaced residents sift through meager options for affordable … more
Nearly half a century after the hard-rocking Who graced (or tarnished depending on your perspective) the stage at Tanglewood, Who guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend was back earlier this month with "Classic Quadrophenia," a rock opera hybrid … more
Until 16 years ago, when terrorists intent on mass murder cut through the clear, blue skies, September 11 was merely one of 365 fixed points on the calendar by which we reckoned our position in time and space. Especially this year, especially now, … more
If you could snap a chalk line from any point along Berkshire County's southern border with Connecticut and northern border with Vermont, from A to B — from, say, the verdant bottomlands of Sheffield to the hardpan of Clarksburg — you … more
With this summer's partisan, backroom dealings to repeal the Affordable Care Act come to naught, Congress this week returned to session and took its first small steps toward a more sensible approach to the nation's health care system with a … more
Probably the most striking aspect of President Trump's announcement Tuesday that he would roll back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was that the action was so unnecessary. Eight hundred thousand young people, brought to this … more
Yesterday, President Trump made the long-awaited announcement that his administration would begin to wind down the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) — ending the protections enjoyed by undocumented immigrants who … more
Politicians flip-flop. It goes with the turf, like kissing babies and eating rubber chicken lunches. Flip-flops can be charitably characterized as a "change of heart," when the reasons are legitimate, but when they arise out of political expediency … more
Ordinarily, an individual's retirement isn't all that newsworthy unless that person is some kind of celebrity. The fact that Valerie Schwarz isn't universally famous for her work reflects more on what we as a society revere than on how well she did … more
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